Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More Than Manhole Covers; Marker #2

I managed to take the first half of Jimmy Ogle's manhole cover tour at lunch time yesterday. As well as learning things like why most manhole covers are round and what the holes in them are called, we ended up learning a lot about the history of Memphis, the Mississippi River and a bit about some of the historically significant buildings along the tour. As a result of this tour I will now be cursed with looking at manhole covers wherever I go. Tuesday tours come back around in September. Jimmy Ogle will also teach a Memphis History class this Fall at the University of Memphis as part of their Continuing Education program.

Today's marker is Marker #2 on the south side of Union near Front. The CCC has a marker map waiting for me at their front desk which I will need as I happened upon Marker #49 (!) in Court Square last night. I have no idea yet how many markers there are and would have never guessed there were that many.
The Woolen Building: